• Refinish Technician (Painter)

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Location Name
    Longo Collision Repair Center
    US-CA-El Monte
    Collision Repair Center
  • Overview

    We are looking for a candidate that can thrive in a demanding and fast pace environment.  The CRC Painter (Refinish Technician) is responsible for refinishing damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership quality specifications and time standards.   This is a Full Time position, working 4pm to 1am, with a very competitive pay plan.  Our CRC Team Members get to work with amazing individuals and by working at the Longo CRC you are surrounded by only the best.




    We are excited to introduce a convenient initial VIDEO interview process.  Selected candidates will receive an invitation to participate via Spark Hire where you'll have the opportunity to present your best self; for more information and tips visit https://www.sparkhire.com/video-interviews/ace-one-way-video-interview


    The Refinish Technician must be able to do the following on a day-to-day basis:

    • Inspects vehicles that enter the paint shop to ensure it has passed all previous inspections and standards
    • Mixes paint to match color specifications or vehicle's original color
    • Ensures vehicles are prepared for paint, by disassemble vehicle parts and filling small dents and scratches with body fillers to smooth surfaces
    • Monitors painting operations in order to identify flaws such as blisters and streaks so that their causes can be corrected
    • Adjusts controls on infrared ovens, heat lamps, portable ventilators, and exhaust units in order to speed the drying of vehicles between coats
    • Applies primer over any repairs made to vehicle surfaces
    • Buffs and wax the finished paintwork
    • Lays out logos, symbols, or designs on painted surfaces, according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments, stencils, and patterns
    • Achieves production objectives set by Management
    • Maintains and wears all safety and protective equipment, including respirator
    • Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazrdous material
    • Operates and uses all body shop equipment properly and safely
    • Assists in all other areas of the CRC, as needed
    • Maintains tools and equipment in a proper state of repair
    • Maintains a high level of grooming, hygiene, and uniform appearance
    • Maintains high ethical standards in all actions


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and individual should possess:  

    • A high school diploma or equivalent
    • A minimum of five (5) years experience refinishing vehicles
    • Toyota and Lexus certified preferred
    • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance related to vehicle replenishing; federal, state, and local regulations such as those governing the disposal of hazardous waste; and mathematical principles (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying and percentages) and application
    • Ability to operate manual transmission; pay attention to detail; determines cause of operating errors on a range of makes and models and decides what to do about it; determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job; read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; and reads and comprehends instructions and information in the English language
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and have and maintain an acceptable, safe driving record

    Why Penske Motor Group


    At Longo, our pledge is to take care of our guests.  You would be among a profesional team that is committed to providing the highest levels of personal attetion to our guests and our Team Members.  Our Toyota & Lexus factory-certified collision center in an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility featuring the most advanced technology and equipment.  We work with all insurance companies and we repair all makes and models.  As a part of the world's #1 dealership in the world since 1967, you would be surrounded by only the best.

    We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team!

    Are you eager, well-rounded, and ambitious? 

    Do you value exceptional guest service? 

    Are you ready for the new adventure in your career? 

    Then apply with us today!

    We firmly believe in transparency with everything we do and we believe in being a TEAM, which are probably the top reasons that our average Team Member has been with Longo for more than 9 years.  



    • Free Employee Parking
    • Training Opportunities through Penske College to help advance this position from a Job to a Career

    • Full Suite of Medical Benefits to include Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

    • 401K with Company Match

    • Tuition Reimbursement

    • Employee Referral Bonus Program

    • Company and Corporate Partner Discounts to companies like GE, Dell, Microsoft, Quicken and many others

    • Access to our Health & Wellness Program which includes our in-house Wellness Coach and more



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